Conversation on Contemporary Digital Identities The Thursday Club

The Thursday Club on February 24th in collaboration with the Leonardo Electronic Almanac invites you to a conversation on contemporary digital identities.

Christiane Paul (Curator), Frieder Nake (artist) in conversation with Lanfranco Aceti, conference Chair, ISEA2011 Istanbul.

Christiane Paul is the Director of the Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Prof. of Media Studies at The New School, NY, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. Her recent books are Context Providers – Conditions of Meaning in Media Arts (Intellect, 2011), co-edited with Margot Lovejoy and Victoria Vesna; New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (UC Press, 2008); and Digital Art (Thames and Hudson 2003; expanded new edition 2008).

Frieder Nake belongs to the founding fathers of (digital) computer art. He produced his first works in 1963. Frieder Nake is Professor for Compter Graphics and Interactive Systems at the University of Bremen, Germany, and has had a long involvement with digital art. Primarily a mathematician, Nake’s colored computer drawings in 1967, for example, explored the visual expression of series of matrix multiplications, imagery that has an undeniable artistic intention. He has contributed to all major exhibitions of computer art, including Cybernetic Serendipity in London (1968), tendencies 4 in Zagreb (1968), and the long lasting Goethe Institute show during the 1970s.

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, department of Art and Computing, London; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; and is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). Currently he is the Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul.

The event will be followed by a one day conference, Digital Portraits of Transculturalism – London, at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, University of London
Location: 3/4, Ben Pimlott Building
Cost: Free to all
Department: Computing
Time: 24 February 2011, 18:00 – 20:00